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of brigham young. john turner, assistant professor of religious studies at george mason university in virginia, jeff johnson, former utah state activist and historian craig foster recount the life of the mormon leader who died in 1877. they examine the role that brigham young assumed following the death of mormonism's founder, joseph smith, in 1834 as he led congregants of the church across the rocky mountains and established settlements in utah. this is just over an hour. >> to begin with, may i suggest that we do a round of applause for those people who have sponsored this? it's so much work, and we should appreciate them. prison -- [applause] today we are fortunate to have with us john turner. he teaches religious studies at george mason university in virginia, and his history that we are discussing today is a very important contribution. i'm impressed. and it's hard to impress me. you taught history for 34 times at the university of utah. his first book, bill bright and campus crusade for christ's renewal, the renewal of evangelical in postwar america, it was a prize-winning bo
and gets his picture taken a long side of john f. kennedy. he is so proud and he already is dedicated to the idea that he is going to be the person who is going to bring complete honor to the family. by the age of 17 he is planning to be elected attorney general of arkansas and governor of arkansas and president of the united states. this is something which everyone who knows him knows about. he talks about it all the time. he does not go to the university of arkansas. egos to georgetown. from georgetown he becomes the arkansas candidate for rhodes scholarship and goes to oxford. he is an incredible success everywhere but he cannot have a sustained ongoing relationship with a woman. he is attracted to the kind of women his mother direct him to who are the beauty queens, the ones who are flirtatious, who are attractive and that is where his i has been. until he goes back to yale law school. there he meets hillary rodham. hillary writes in her own memoir, as if her child were idyllic. but it wasn't. her mother dorothy was an amazing human being, her mother was born to a 15-year-old and
disciples and 12 guice he spent special time with, three, peter, james and john huji singled out for special leadership training and against all odds there is one disciple identified as the one whom jesus loved where from across jesus basically gives his mother to john, the beloved disciple and gives john the beloved to settle to his mom and says take care of each other. when his mother and brothers came looking for him because he was making too much, jesus said it goes against the role of my father and mother and brothers, he knows about families of choice. .. clearly a deep and spiritual relationship or that between jesus and the olympic disciple. but i don't think we hope our case any to extrapolate from that more than the tax can bear. the shoshone people of what is fair and just let them sit with it. like really, i think we'd be better off. right here, who's next? >> thank you for your talk. i was actually raised to make church similar to what you describe. our church was 12,000 people and it was predominately blacks. i work for mass equality is a community engagement organizer and some
we are working on now. john mentioned this is volume one, goes up to 1945. volume 2 will be about this time next year, 1946 to presents. i have to warn readers up front especially those who have seen me speak before, probably they know me for some more light hearted or comic insertion but this is a very sober and serious book. after all the period from 1898 to 1945 is an era dominated by two deadly world wars, worldwide depression and characterized by mussolini, stalin and hitler. i don't even think joe biden could laugh at that material. we have some side by sections, one of my favorites is a comparison and contrast between the world, three leading architect of the day, frank lloyd wright, walter -- to the demise nature, god and man in that order or the race for the north pole. the bulk of this book is dedicated to those political forces that reshaped the century. as one who gravitates toward the great man theory in most of my history i was almost at a loss for words at a book signing event when a question asked me who is the most important person in your book? it dawned on me th
kennedy finishes his speech, bill clinton both forward and get his picture taken with, alongside a john f. kennedy. you so proud. he already is dedicated to the idea that he's going to be the person who's going to bring complete honor to his family. he already by the age of 17 has planned to be elected attorney general of arkansas, then governor of arkansas and as president of the united states. this is something which everyone knows him knows about because he talks about it all the time. he does not go to the university of arkansas. he goes to georgetown. from georgetown he becomes the arkansas candidate and goes to oxford. he is an incredibly success everywhere but he cannot have a sustained ongoing relationship with a woman. he is attracted to the kind of women, his mother direction to what the beauty queens, who are the ones flirtatious, who are attractive, and that's really where his eyes have been. until he comes back to yale law school. there he meets hillary rodham. >> you can watch this and other programs online at >> in his memoir, "joseph anton," salman rushdie reco
they would not allow me to attend any of the rest of, i was a part of the panel, john corvina and i on one side and a couple of really conservative people on the other side. so i decided that i wanted to worship with them on that sunday morning. i wanted to worship some way. this will perhaps give me some insight into them and their theology and so on. it was a shocking experience. i arrived at their brand new $28 million facility. i walked in and there was a cafe on the right that makes starbucks would look like a sidewalk lemonade stand adjusted to one of the ushers is it ok if i take my latte in with me. oh yes, there is a cup holder at every seat. every seat. and the seats are more comfortable than what you are sitting in here. there was nothing in this multiuse room, this was their worship space. they have 2,000 people for every service. there was nothing in this worship space that indicated in any way that anything religious was going on. there was not a cross, there was not a window of any kind never mind stained-glass. the only thing you saw when you went in was the drum tracks set
. as was alluded, john galvin was vague "m" and david petraeus was little "m." i could sort of trace the development of his thinking about the organization, about grand strategy in u.s. foreign policy. not all of that made it into the book. some of it ended up on the cutting room floor, but that could be in my dissertation and perhaps i will finish it. we could see at various points what he was thinking at a certain point and then see how that's playing out. in the summer of june 2000 and 1 general mcchrystal said i remember sitting on the couch watching television and watching the faces flashed across the flu could possibly face him. and they said oh, no they will never sent him. but as we could train chapter one of the book, the army knew that his name is probably in the hat even though the media was not speculating about it at the time. yet received a call from mcchrystal when the rolling storm stone article broke. he was pretty sure that he had received some article that were causing the lose his job. and he was told that he was pretty likely to be selected for afghanistan. he wa
in a truck stop order judge john nichols or george oki or how many westerns, you know, have we seen that have these landscapes? >> it has a powerful drive. the official state nickname is land of enchantment. it carries a new age mysticism with it. and it is chloe and warm and fuzzy and obscures reality. ultimately, that is what "desert america" is about. how we imagine the desert or had has been imagined forest by the many desert imagery's that have been created for us. the stage upon which real estate is sold and hotels and staying at hotels and hotel packages and etc. how complicated the actual human geography of the places. there is an imagined place and there is the reality place. and so i will take you to northern new mexico. angela chose northern new mexico. she is from central new mexico, albuquerque. both of our families have issues with addiction. that was another point of encounter between us. she chose northern new mexico not to be right next door to her family, you know. but close enough so that we could visit often. also because it runs along highway 68. it comes out of santa fe.
an expensive natural gas. we are now in the middle of america and energy revolution. as john maynard keynes said when the facts change, i change my mind. what do you do? the facts have changed. we have been staged on have to ask iran are saudi arabia to send it to us. we have so much natural gas we're talking about exporting at rise in the op-ed describes today that chemical manufacturers 1/2 unattractive back to america up for it it is so cheap rushes it is worried its hold on the eastern european economy will fail because we cannot supply them with natural gas. instead of russia. in this environment subsidizing wind and solar makes no sense. refi china and india and other emerging economies would sign nine so to reduce emissions i don't take a position nine whether man-made emissions cause global warming and i it china and india to make up 37% of the population not doing so. and the first chapter the book i talk about geo engineering solutions win to think we could reduce global temperatures by just came roofs white to reflect the race. what we're doing with a 12 billion-dollar hours it i
the members of our board of directors are john macarthur fellow, recipient of the presidential medal. the current chancellor of the academy of american poets and finally, the current lawyer for the state of california. this will be cosponsored by the english department and the african-american studies department. and we are acknowledged their generosity for bringing up to this historical room. that everybody would be able to find it. it's like a landmark. the great poets of the road, great of the world. we want to welcome richard hudson, professor to preaching on behalf of this department. he was professor emeritus and a member of the affiliated faculty of the american studies program and interdisciplinary program that was key founder 25 years ago. he came to you see berkeley's english department in 1964 and retired in 2009. although he's continued teaching until this summer. his special interest has been american cultural history, especially from the civil war to world war one. he's now president of the western literature association will host 300 to 400 people in berkeley at the an
the second volume we are working on now. as john mentioned, this is volume one deficit to 1945 and volume two will be out about this time next year, 1946 to president. i have to warn readers, such as those who see me speak before probably know me for a little more lighthearted insertion, but this is instead dominated by two unspeakably deadly wars sandwiched around a nearly worldwide depression and characterized by such villains as miscellany, stallman and hitler. i don't even think joe biden cannot get that material. while we have some sidebar section, one of my favorite is a comparison and contrast between the world are to puncture the architects of the day, tony gaudi walter gropius who epitomize nature, god and man and not order a robert pires during race for the north pole. the bulk of this book is dedicated to those political forces that reshape the century. as one who gravitates the great gary, osama said above servers last week at a book signing event when a questioner asked me, who's the most person in your vote? it dawned on me this really isn't a book about the most important peopl
know, there have been 30,000 years of steroid -- storytelling. so the border directors are john d. macarthur and the but finally the lawyer for the state of california. this event it is being co-sponsored we'll acknowledge their generosity to bring s to the historic room. we want to welcome richard hudson to greet you and it is professor of marriages and a member of the faculty of american studies and interdisciplinary program. he came to the uc berkeley english department 1964 although he continues teaching and tell this but he it is now president of the west literature association. and that the berkley's annual conference in october and then he said the buck with that. [laughter] >> i basically want to say one word. you happen to be in this tool room of the english department. i'd like other rooms has total control of this room because of the donation by the -- and alumni. but to say one word of a raging within the english department, since i came here almost 50 years ago, there has been a great demand from our at undergraduate students with those of the department trying to mee
, they made great friends with the american ambassador to england, a man named john gilbert wynant. but the time in england was really excite -- quite exciting despite the training, and when they finally graduated from basic training, went off to officer train anything the november of 1941, and by april of '42 they had been commissioned as officers, and bill dirke won this symbolic silver baton, the symbol of being the best, the best shot, the all-around trainee in his class. so they were all very proud of that. by april 1942, of course, the situation had changed a little bit in the world, because in december of '41 the japanese bombed pearl harbor, germany declared war on the united states, something that a lot of historians think was one of hitler's greatest mistakes. um, and the american soldiers were at camp with the british when this occurred. it was a huge celebration. i think people recognized it was a bit of a tragedy for the united states, but also the british were thrilled that finally they weren't being forced to stand alone against the german war machine. finally, in ju
governmental studies at the johns hopkins university. tom also served as the financial crisis and great commission and well in my opinion very few things i would disagree with the commission's findings one thing that i know for certain is the commission's report and work is far stronger because of thompson colman. the book here today is also informed largely by tom's experience on the commission staff. we are also very fortunate to have with us elex to offer his thoughts on the book. currently alex is a fellow at the american enterprise institute. i first ifrs got to know alex got to know alex at that gate ago when he was president and chief operating officer of the federal homeland think the chicago a position he held from 19,912,004 and i have always found alex to be one of the most insightful -- so with that i'm going to turn the podium over to tom. >> thanks very much mark and good afternoon. i think it's afternoon. it's a real pleasure to join each day the cato institute. i'm extremely grateful to cato and i want to express my thanks go years ago i wrote a monograph that raise qu
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